Bracken County, Kentucky, Cemeteries and Burial Sites, 1796-1999, Bracken County Historical Society, 2000.
Thackston, Thomas, 1868-1960
Thackston, Louella, 1871-1912
Reese, Mary Thackston, June 7, 1903 – July 19, 1996
Mt. Zion Cemetery:
Thackston, Gertrude, May 10, 1885 – Aug. 9, 1986
(between family of Thomas R. and Elizabeth H. England and Robert and Annie Bailey)
Book states that several gravestones were found in a 1981 survey but were not located in 1998, including:
Thackston, James L., 1821-1911
Thackston, John James, 1851-1932
Thackston, Loucinda Allen, 1843-1911
Thackston, Mary Isabel, 1853-1920
Stones located in 1998 included:
Thackston, James William, June 25, 1858 – Oct. 2, 1929
Thackston, Mary B., 1863-1958
Thaxton, Charles, 1888-1927
Thackston, W. Clarence, 1890 – 1966
Thackston, Nancy Maude, 1895 – —-
Maple Grove Cemetery:
Thaxton, Charlie Joe, 1913 – 1983
Gray, Laura Belle, 1882 – 1925 [no other Gray in this cemetery]
McKindree Chapel Cemetery:
Thaxton, John Foster, Mar. 5, 1880 – Oct. 23, 1931
Thaxton, Elsie Linville, Feb. 7, 1886 – July 1, 1954
Thaxton, Clara, Feb. 10, 1907 – July 22, 1909
Daughter of J. F. & Ilsa Thaxton
Thaxton, Nettie M., 1882 – 19–
Thaxton, Hurvey [sic], 1878 – 1937
(note: this family is between two sets of Jett families)
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Bracken Co., KY Will Books 1798-1824, Jana Sloan Broglin, Heritage House, Indianapolis.
Only mention of Thackston or Thaxton is: Will Book B:344, buyers at sale of Harrison Summers 30 Aug 1823: Joel Woodard, Enos Woodard, John Thackston, Alexander McRady, Henry Frank, Jedadiah Huntington, John Daugherty, James Huntington, Aaron Morford, John V. Rice, John Thompson.
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Bracken County land records (original records):
Bk G:76, 16 Jan 1824. Alex McCready and wife Nancy to James Thackston, 25 acres on the waters of Camp Creek, beginning on Thackston’s line, extending to Perkins’ line. $100. Witnesses Isaac Day Jr., John H. Thackston.
Note: There is a record dated 24 May 1824 in which Sally Norman, age 6, infant daughter of Eliz. Aden, is bound to James Thackston until the age of 18, to learn the mysteries of housewifery.
Bk S:183, 05 Mar 1853, John Thackston and wife Minerva Ann, William W. Thackston and wife Sarah S., and Chas. Adams and wife Jane, all of Kentucky, to Littleton Mingee of Mason County, the interest they now have or may acquire in 106 acres lately owned and occupied by Alex McCready, dec’d. $200.
Bk T:38-46, 24 Apr 1854. Commissioners directed to make deeds to the heirs of James Thackston: Anderson Thackston, Larken Thackston, Elizabeth Thackston, Sarah F. Thackston, Mrs. Mary C. Bailey late Thackston of Santa Clara, California (her deed was delivered to A. Wells), William D. Thackston.
Bk Y:354, 22 Jul 1861, Anthony Thackston, who is 11 years, 5 months, and 21 days of age, is to be Anderson Thackston’s apprentice until the age of 21, to learn the art of farming.
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Bracken County marriages (transcription)
Jas. Thackston – Elizabeth Anderson, 21 Dec 1821
Jas. Thackston – Mary De Rush, 11 Jun 1840
Wm. W. Thackston – Sarah Ann McCready, 08 Nov 1848
Amanda Thackston – Rolly Chinn, 06 Sep 1849
Elizabeth D. Thackston – Andrew J. Stites [sic], 15 Jun 1864
James L. Thackston – Mary Ann Minga, 05 Dec 1867
Laura B. Thackston – J. J. Martin, 06 Apr 1871
Rebecca Jane Thackston – Preston Wilson, Jan 1873
Mary C. Thanxton – Andrew M. Bailey, 02 Sep 1847
Original marriage bonds:
Bk 2:69, bond date 04 Oct 1864, Sarah F. Thackston – Burr McCown Winter. Burr was 22 on 06 Feb 1864, born Mason county. Father born Mason County; mother born Lewis County. Sarah was 20 on 16 May 1864, born Bracken County. Father born Virginia, mother born Pennsylvania. Bondsman: Anderson Thackston. To be married at Mary Thackston’s place on 05 Oct 1864.
Bk 2:31, bond date 13 Jun 1864, Elizabeth D. Thackston – Andrew J. Stiles. Andrew is 31, born Mason County. Parents both born in Mason County. Elizabeth is 23, born Bracken County. Parents born Bracken County. Bondsman: Anderson Thackston. To be married at Mary Thackston’s 15 Jun 1864.
Bk 3:91, bond date 02 Dec 1867, James L. Thackston – Mary Ann Mingua. James is 46, second marriage, born Virginia. Mary is 42, second marriage, born in United States. Bondsman: John Taylor. To be married at residence of William Winter Sr. 05 Dec 1867.